Micheal Auger

Auger

I am of the ‘Sakaw Iywinoywak' (People of the forests - Cree) of the northern region of the province of Alberta, Canada. I grew up listening to our elders and adults telling amazing, beautiful and sometimes very scary stories. And although I never watched tv until after the age of 5 with only one channel, I fell in love with the movies.

My own journey of production began with drawing in grade school, then photography as a teen. I did some acting after I moved to the city. Soon I studied filmmaking and worked briefly in TV news and documentary production. In 2004 I committed myself to telling our Indigenous peoples stories in narrative form and I haven't looked back since.

In 2013 I completed a masters degree in Digital media (MDM) as a way to complement and enhance our storytelling skills in the modern world.

Prior to directing River of Silence, I directed The Shifter written by Petie Chalifoux which screened at the American Indian Film Festival and LA Skins Film Festival. Our first serious foray into narrative drama in 2009 with a short film, The Old Stone Church which I wrote, produced and directed. In between our narrative drama work we creat a wide variety of videos for many indigenous communities and organizations across Turtle Island.

 

Films by Micheal Auger